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Neonatal Nurses Day

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Neonatal Nurses Day is celebrated every year on September 15. Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this day to honor their nurse colleagues and show their pride in being a neonatal nurse.

Neonatal Nurses Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses as well as the NANN community. Your contributions to the tiniest patients make a difference that lasts a lifetime for neonates and their families.

Neonatal Nurses Day – We Save Babies!

The Neonatal Nurses Day theme had a very unexpected origin. It started in late 2016 at NANN’s 32nd Annual Conference in Palm Springs when attendees were connecting to the conference Wi-Fi on their many devices. The password to connect was “WeSaveBabies” and our attendees instantly loved it! Who knew a simple password could have such an impact on our attendees? Nurses continued to reference the phrase throughout conference and it took on a life of its own. We knew it was perfect for Neonatal Nurses Day!

We’re thrilled to introduce “We Save Babies” as our theme for Neonatal Nurses Day. Every day, thousands of neonatal nurses work tirelessly to save the smallest and most fragile patients. You save babies every dayand the work you do matters to so many patients and their families.

How can you celebrate Neonatal Nurses Day?

In Your NICU

Help raise awareness of your special day! Download the 2018 Neonatal Nurses Day Poster to share in your NICU to celebrate Neonatal Nurses Day.

NND InstagramBannerOn Social Media

NANN encourages all nurses to change their online profile picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the hashtag #NeonatalNursesDay to celebrate and share their neonatal pride with others. Save the image above and upload it to your profile.

Share your neonatal experiences on Neonatal Nurses Day and every day on NANN’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages. We look forward to hearing from and celebrating you!


September 15, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm